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Tyson Fury not to blame for Oleksandr Usyk fight collapsing, promoter shows receipts

Tyson "Gypsy King" Fury will no longer be fighting Oleksandr Usyk on April 29, but not because he doesn't want to, his promoter Frank Warren proved Thursday.

Warren read out the email allegedly sent to him by Usyk's team on Monday afternoon, which faults the Ukranian boxer for the fight collapsing.

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"Gentlemen, I hope you are all okay. I'm not going to go into the details of blaming, or pointing fingers at anyone, but I would like to officially announce that Team Usyk is out of negotiations on the April 29 fight," Warren read. "You guys can put your pencils down for now. We'll talk in the future."

Warren stressed that those weren't his words and that Fury's team had met all of Usyk's demands despite other boxers being a better draw.

The promoter was shocked when claims of Fury ducking Usyk surfaced, which is what drove him to show the receipts.

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The revelation made by Warren comes a day after Fury held nothing back in a verbal attack launched at Usyk over the fight collapsing.

Usyk currently holds the WBA (Super), IBF, and WBO heavyweight world-champion belts, while Fury only has one, the WBC heavyweight champion.

With a lot more to lose, it's possible that Usyk is actually the one ducking Fury.

Usyk is expected to face his WBA mandatory challenger Daniel Dubois, while Fury is likely to retire now that the fight fell through, according to Warren.

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